Holiday Gift Guide No. 5

Planning a family vacation, travelling on business, escaping on a romantic weekend or road tripping with friends? Here are a few travel essentials for you and for the jet-setters on your list.


Stay With Me Book | $58

Through clever branding and unique interiors, boutique hotels capture our dreams and yearnings, providing refuge for vacationers and weary business travellers alike. Stay With Me features some of the most brilliant brand strategies of recent years. Some of the hotels profiled evoke earlier century opulence, others a quiet minimalism. Both exhibit experiential differentiation through the interplay of design elements. From creative “do not disturb”signs, to menus, way-finding, stationery, bath product packaging and more, no potential canvas is overlooked.


Issac Reina Weekend Standard | $1522

Made in France in Isaac Reina‘s atelier, this soft leather bag can be held by hand or on the shoulder with a detachable and adjustable strap. Plenty of space — two slip pockets on the sides of the bag and one large interior slip pocket — makes this a great weekender. Bonus: the design allows it to be folded flat for easy storing.


B&O Beoplay H3 Earphones | $199

Beoplay H3 earphones deliver big, accurate Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound in a small, lightweight format. An extra soft rubber earbud — fours sizes included — ensures a perfect fit for almost any ear size and shape. The earbud is placed slightly off axis to the speaker unit to fit the funnel of the human ear and results in no sound leakage. Also included is a flight adaptor and carrying pouch.


HAY Playing Cards Blue | $15

Graphic designer Clara von Zweigbergk has updated the classic playing card for HAY with new graphic icons and shuffled them in new ways to make this original deck of cards something you want for yourself or to give as a gift.


HAY Be Quiet! Earplugs | $4

HAY’s reusable Be Quiet! earplugs are made in polyurethane and come in an assortment of colours with marbled designs. Perfect for a good nights sleep at home, in your hotel room, or on a flight.


Braun Digital Alarm Clock | $55

A travel essential, this innovative and cutting edge clock is designed for the 21st century, reflecting Braun’s core philosophy that design mirrors functionality. Winner of a Red Dot Award for product design, this clock combines technical excellence and quality to form a new aesthetic.


Monocle Travel Guide Books | $17

The Monocle Travel Guide Series reveals the trendsetting media brand’s favourite spots in each city, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best streets for independent retail. Full of surprises and quirks, they also feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds and favourite places to eat everything from tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.